Pictures often say it better than I can put it into words.
This all took place a couple weeks ago.
We loaded all our belongings onto a U-Haul…with the help of these men and several others.
We could not have done it without them.
And several times I heard them ask if we really thought we could get it all in that truck.
And then the house was empty.
Do you know how hard it is to say goodbye to your home? I suspect that many of you do.
My husband made that hearth and mantle.
We left that home better than the way we found it.
We took the memories with us. Really good memories.
Two days later another group of beautiful people, young and old alike,
greeted us and helped us clean our new home and then unload all that stuff.
Some of the men accused ME of reloading said truck
as soon as they would take a box out of it.
(I was too overwhelmed and tired to lift any boxes by then!)
Again…we could not have done it without them.
This made me think of book ends. We were surrounded by love in Ohio,
then we were surrounded by love again in Missouri.
We will make this home a better place than how we found it.
Yes. We like those “fixer uppers”.
Floors are being sanded, gutters cleaned, plans for repair projects are happening.
And somewhere in there we are getting some rest.
Meanwhile, the cats turned out to be great travelers.
They are adjusting to our new digs, gazing out the windows and carefully
checking out the neighborhood from a safe distance,
running and hiding as soon as a new sound or a new person comes their way.
I wonder what they were ‘discussing’ as they sat there among all the chaos?
On second thought maybe I don’t want to know.
Now if I could just find my kitchen scissors…